12 facts you may not know about Jackie Robinson

In 1947 Jackie’s salary was $5,000, plus a $3,500 bonus.

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Jackie Robinson's legacy was memorialized on April 15, 2011, by fans, players and Major League Baseball, marking the 64th anniversary of the Hall of Famer breaking baseball's color barrier. For the third consecutive year, all uniformed personnel at 15 different ballparks were asked to wear Jackie's retired No. 42.

Jackie Robinson was so much more than a baseball player, his talents were endless. Here are 12 interesting facts about the legendary pioneer.

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